Hello ladies. Hope your week has been warmer and dryer then mine. I am slowly reaching the end of my patience for this dragged out, very messy, extremely cold winter and there is only so much I can uplift my mood using bronzers and bright lip colors. I will cross my fingers that February will fly by and March will bring us some sun and bearable temperatures. Thank goodness for all the new Spring 2014 releases and fashion week, makes my job as a blogger more interesting and exciting.
The last review I did was Tom Ford’s Lip Sheers from the Spring 2014 launch and now I bring you Sugar Dune nail lacquer ($32) one of the four limited edition polishes released in this new collection. If you follow me regularly on Beautygypy, you know that I don’t review many nail products unless I find them exceptionally unique and a potential holy grail. Sugar Dune, a color described simply as “beige” may sound boring in name but it is anything but that once you apply it on your nails. To me, beige can range from a very warm to a very cool undertone and one must make sure it doesn’t clash with their skintone. I am on the sallow side so I need nude colors that lean towards to cool pink or taupe undertones otherwise my nails look unhealthy and my skin looks jaundiced. Sugar Dune is on the cooler side with a slight pink/taupe undertone (I use the description taupe very loosely). It does have a slight pearlescent light pink mixed in but not so obvious. This is a polish that needs less words and more images to describe the color so let us take a look:
The above photo shows Sugar Dune in good company with similar nail lacquers I currently own and like. LeMetier de Beaute Cocoa Me Crazy with a hint of Essie (323) Prima Ballerina would get you a similar result to Sugar Dune, but why mix when I can get that perfect color in one bottle. My first Tom Ford nail lacquer purchase was “Sugar Toast” and I quickly realized it was too warm and looked quite sickly on my nails. When I compared Sugar Toast to Sugar Dune I realized it was the wrong color and why it didn’t work. Sugar Dune is not shimmery but more milky with a glossy finish. I got my manicure five days ago, two coatings and a top coat and the chipping is slightly taking over but I can pull it off till the weekend which makes it a good full week. I have learned to really appreciate the quality of Tom Ford nail lacquers (HERE) for the brilliant color selection with the formula bein one of the best on the market that gives, dare I say, Chanel a run for its money.
Verdict? A big YES because this is not a trendy color but a classic nude that manages to set itself apart and takes beige to a new level. Keep in mind, when Tom Ford first started designing for YSL and Gucci, he took the color black and give it a twist to look like the “new black” which takes a creative genius to do that. I feel he just did that with Sugar Dune by taking a basic nude and giving it a twist and put it in its own new category…simply brilliant! This is limited edition ladies so stock up like I am and pray it becomes part of the permanent collection. Bravo to Tom Ford! Available at Nordstrom.com (it is backordered but I would still reserve one.)